After a brief marriage to an unfaithful, gold-digging wife, Jared Roderick is looking for the perfect good girl, and he thinks he's found her. Sweet, quiet, prim Stephanie Clarke is exactly the woman he wants and nothing like his cheating ex. Now to convince a reluctant Steph they were meant to be together.
Steph has had enough of men controlling her life from her preacher father to her abusive boyfriend. She wants to regain the innocence she lost and ignore the ugliness of her recent past. She's not the pure and sheltered virgin Jared desires and fends off his advances despite the sizzling chemistry between them.
Jared is as determined to win Steph over as he is to win hockey games; but when he discovers his fantasy is tarnished, does he have the strength to skate the distance?
When asked what he does for a living . . .Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy." But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.
A study in seduction proves irresistible in this charming Regency romance from the USA Today–bestselling author of the Devereux Trilogy. Educated and brilliant, classics scholar Catherine Hartland has yet to meet a man who takes her intellect seriously or views the fairer sex as anything but mere playthings. Certainly the Marquis of Rutherston is no exception. But, as much as her head demands she ignore his bold, sensual gaze, his beautifully sculpted features, and his clear intent to kiss her senseless, have her heart dictating otherwise. Cynical and weary of matchmaking games, the Marquis is stunned by his own reaction to a woman so different from the docile, biddable beauties he much prefers. Catherine might be the only woman in London immune to his considerable charms, but that immunity convinces him she is the only woman he has to have. And as passion makes Catherine a prisoner of her own desires, she knows the time has come to teach this arrogant gentleman a lesson in the true meaning of love. “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author of the Westcott Novels “A major, major talent, Ms. Thornton takes her rightful place as a genre superstar.” —RT Book Reviews
A bold Scottish beauty meets her match in this breathtaking Regency romance from the USA Today–bestselling author of Scarlet Angel. Disguised as a boy, Caitlin rides out with the rebels to attack the English laird who dares to call himself chief of her beloved clan. But the bronzed, golden-haired hero of Waterloo is more of a man than the tempestuous Scottish innocent has bargained for. Enflamed by Caitlin’s stormy beauty, wild spirit, and wicked tongue, Lord Randal swears to tame her—in and out of his bed. Now, as the dark secrets of the past fan the embers of an ancient blood feud to raging fury, Caitlin finds herself trapped in wedlock, her heart held captive by this bold and virile invader whose searing kisses set her soul aflame with an unexpected and unconquerable love. Together, they dare danger and destiny for an unforgettable passion. “A joy to read!” —RT Book Reviews “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author of Someone to Wed
A scandalous entanglement traps a woman of virtue in an unforgettable Regency romance from the bestselling author praised as “a major find” (Mary Balogh). When word reaches Deirdre Fenton that her brother is pursuing the notorious actress Mrs. Dewinters, she immediately sets about extricating her incorrigible sibling from his latest folly. But her brother has gone too far this time for his—or Deirdre’s—own good. For Mrs. Dewinters is under the powerful protection of a war hero, the Earl of Rathbourne . . . the very man Deirdre had summarily rejected years before. And the Earl is not a man to forgive an insult—or forget a lady as passionate as Deirdre Fenton . . . If Rathbourne has learned one thing during his years fighting on the Peninsula, it is to get what he wants by means fair or foul. Now he has Deirdre right where he wants her: at his mercy. “A major, major talent, Ms. Thornton takes her rightful place as a genre superstar.” —RT Book Reviews
A woman is captive to her own desire in this sizzling Regency romance from the USA Today–bestselling author of Highland Fire. Eleven years ago, Cam Colburne, Duke of Dyson, witnessed the unspeakable horrors of mob hysteria in a French prison as he watched his family condemned to death by the actions of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a French diplomat. Now, a decade later, Cam’s moment of retribution has come. Lovely Gabrielle de Brienne is now his prisoner, held for ransom at Cornwall castle. The product of a most unconventional education, Gabrielle is now more hoyden than lady. Her powerful captor doesn’t frighten her with his threats. But, his commanding kiss sends shivers of desire through her body. The tenderness beneath his pride and arrogance, however, warns her that she is far too vulnerable. In the dark of night, she longs to understand the secret her enigmatic captor hides behind his mask of indifference. But by day, she plots her escape, fearing her heart and her will to resist him will soon be lost forever. “A joy to read!” —RT Book Reviews “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author
The French Revolution comes to vivid life as the USA Today–bestselling author’s Devereux Trilogy continues. “A joy to read!” (RT Book Reviews). As the newly appointed commissioner, Philippe Duhet has the power of life and death over the local French aristocracy. In return for her family’s safe passage out of the country, the breathtakingly lovely Claire Devereux agrees to be his mistress. She is to live in his luxurious quarters, to be seen with him about town, and to accommodate his desires whenever he wishes. Claire surrendered her body to Duhet, but swore he’d never break her spirit. What she didn’t know was that the real Duhet had been abducted, and his American twin brother, Adam Dillon, was installed in his place as a spy. And she was devastated to find that her body was not at all immune to the pleasures of Duhet’s caress, nor her heart to his intoxicating company. “I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times–bestselling author of the Westcott Novels
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